Another great way to keep your attitude in check is to have or be a mentor. Mentors are people who have achieved success and are willing to share their methods with someone who is starting out. This includes information on how to handle all the challenges we’ve just discussed and more. Because these types of challenges cross over into almost every business, your mentor doesn’t have to come from your own industry.

If you don’t know someone who would be a good mentor for you, ask a chamber director for an introduction. Meet with your mentor over coffee once a month and have an agreement that you can call occasionally when something specific arises.

Respect their time and don’t overburden them with your challenges. Do let them help you keep grounded when you lose sight of why you began your business in the first place. Now, if you really want to change your attitude, mentor a student or someone who is newer in business than you are. Mentoring is a great gift to share!